Golf tournament tees off for a great cause

By WVUA 23 Student Sports Reporter Jeremy Bryant

TUSCALOOSA – The University of Alabama’s CrossingPoints Program sparked off the newest edition of the Betty Shirley Golf Tournament for the 17th consecutive year to help raise money for one of the most heartfelt programs on the University of Alabama’s campus.

The Ol’ Colony Golf Club was the location for the annual golf tournament. It’s one of the primary and prominent fundraisers CrossingPoints holds each year. The money raised helps with assisting young adults with intellectual disabilities. This year’s fundraiser provided students with opportunities to learn, study, and work while absorbing the atmosphere of a college environment.

CrossingPoints has 30 students in the program. Many of them had the opportunity to have fun while volunteering and had the chance to interact with the golfers. CrossingPoints Outreach Coordinator Jeremy Reid said the tournament creates a bond between the students and golfers.

“Our students will cheer them on. The students in this program help in a major way at this golf tournament. It really does allow them to see literally where their funding is going, what they are supporting, and be able to have a conversation with the people that are really being impacted,” said Reid.

Reid is looking forward to growing the program and making it stronger each year.

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